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‘Now You See Me 2’ Conjures Record-Breaking Opening in China

“Now You See Me 2” has set a record for a Lionsgate title in China with a $14.8 million opening day, making it the top title in the market.

The number is 679 percent higher than the figure for the opening day of “Now You See Me” in 2013 — underlining the explosive growth of the Chinese market in the past three years.

The film has taken in $45 million during its first two weeks in the U.S. and another $50 million in foreign markets, including $12 million from Russia.

The caper comedy is directed by Jon M. Chu and written by Ed Solomon.

The cast includes Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson and Dave Franco as well as Daniel Radcliffe, Lizzy Caplan, Jay Chou, Sanaa Lathan, Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman.

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